Glass of alcoholic drink and car key, on wooden tableINTOXICATED DRIVERS (a/k/a DRAM SHOP CLAIMS)

Like many areas of public safety, trial lawyers have provided through their verdicts and settlements, an acute awareness when careless or reckless behavior leads to injury or death. Although much has been accomplished to deter businesses that serve visibly intoxicated persons, there remains a serious danger to all who use the public highways from intoxicated drivers. Steve Gillman has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for tragic and preventable accidents in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Like many areas in personal injury, dram shop claims must be prepared from the beginning for trial.  The restaurant or bar always tries to put the blame on the drunk but it is a shared responsibility that is not exposed without experienced counsel.  Fair resolutions do not come early but after aggressive litigation.